Jeffrey Thomas Zachmann was born on November 30, 1951 in Brooklyn, NY and passed away early Monday morning, August 31, 2020, just a few months shy of his 69th birthday. Jeff lived at both Brant Lake, NY and Weehawken, NJ for the past many years. From humble beginnings, Jeff’s life was an American success story, an example of overcoming obstacles and achieving through hard work. Jeff is survived by his loving wife Michele and by siblings Donna Ercolano (Vincent), Deborah Marinaro, John Zachmann (Josephine) and Gloria Ahrens (Ernest) as well as many nieces and nephews who admired and loved him dearly. Jeff was the second child, of six, to Carmella and Paul Zachmann and loving brother to Paul Jr., all predeceasing him.
Jeff enjoyed a long and prestigious career at IBM as a patent lawyer which spanned over 30 years. He recently retired in December 2018. Prior to this, he spent 10 years in the Chemical industry as a chemist and sales professional. He had numerous hobbies and interests including tennis, billiards, skiing, music, photography, cooking and hiking to name several.
The Zachmann family respectfully requests that, if you were so inclined, rather than sending flowers, make a tax-deductible donation to The Pilgrim Camp “in memory of Jeff Zachmann”, 1542 Palisades Road, Brant Lake, NY 12815. Attention: Paul Munsinger, Director. Jeff was blessed to attend the camp for many seasons as a child and it instilled in him a great love of the outdoors, the Adirondack Mountains and Brant Lake in particular. These funds will be used exclusively to allow needy inner-city children to escape the swelter of the city and attend a ten-day summer session at the camp, to include round-trip bus fare, and funds for a daily sweet treat at “the Boat House”. You should know that 100% of your donation will go to this worthy cause because every summer employees of the camp, from the counsellors to the Chef, waitresses, pot boys, dish boys, and grounds-keeping staff are unpaid, volunteering their time (as did Jeff as a teenager for two summers as dish and pot boy).
In the alternative, donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network https://www.pancan.org/which was very helpful to Jeff and Michele during his illness.
The Service on 9/3/2020 at 8:00 PM will be Live Streamed. To access the live stream, please click on the following link:
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OUR VISITATION POLICY & PROCEDURES
We will allow 33 people at a time into the funeral home. You MUST be wearing a mask to enter, and masks must be worn AT ALL TIMES. Every 1/2 hour, we will clear the funeral home of guests (not family), sanitize, and reopen for 33 more guests. The sanitizing will take approximately 5 minutes each time. Inside the funeral home there are tape marks on the floor to promote social distancing, and there will be an orderly line to pay your respects. There will be a one way flow of visitors as entry is allowed only through the front door and exiting only through the back door. Once a visitor leaves they are not permitted back into the building. We appreciate every one's cooperation during these most difficult times.
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